Elon Musk Sticks To his Word, Quits Trump Advisory Council Over Paris Withdrawal

Elon Musk on Thursday announced he is leaving President Trump’s business advisory council in response to withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accord....

Apple and Amazon Join Race to Grab James Bond Film Distribution Rights

The James Bond sweepstakes has taken an unexpected turn. While Warner Bros. remains in the lead to land film distribution rights to the megafranchise...

Twitter Testing 280-Character Limit

Need more room to type those deep thoughts? Twitter is testing a 280-character limit for tweets, doubling the current length restriction that’s been in...

Soundcloud Hires Former NBC Universal Exec, Alison Moore, to Help Launch Subscriptions

SoundCloud hires Alison Moore, who helped run NBCUniversal’s and HBO’s digital video products. SoundCloud, ahead of its long anticipated launch of a subscription business, is...

TechCrunch Takes Startup Battlefield to Australia for First Time

TechCrunch is headed to Australia to find the most disruptive early stage startups poised to compete on a global stage. How? We are bringing...

Billions of Bluetooth Devices Could be Hit by ‘Highly Infectious’ Malware Attack

More than 5.3 billion devices with Bluetooth signals are at risk of a malware attack newly identified by an internet of things security company. If...

Tech Companies Pledge to Reconnect Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Facebook and Google once aimed to connect the world. Now they would be happy just to reconnect part of it. In the wake of Hurricane...

Exchange-Traded Fund for Bitcoin Proposed by Winklevoss Brothers Rejected by Securities and Exchange Commission

The irrepressible Winklevoss twins, known for having sued Mark Zuckerberg over the idea for Facebook, have suffered a setback from federal regulators in their...

Secrets Behind the New 4K Restoration of ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’

After a long and exhaustive restoration effort, a new 4K version of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi epic Close Encounters of the Third Kind is heading...

Amazon Reportedly Working On Alexa-powered Smart Glasses

Amazon's first wearable device will be a pair of smart glasses with the Alexa voice assistant built in, according to a report in the Financial Times. The...
The G7 interior ministers are meeting at a seafront hotel on the island of Ischia off the coast of Naples. (AFP Photo/Andreas SOLARO)

G7, Tech Giants Collaborate On Plan to Block Terrorist Content Online

G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday agreed to work together to block the dissemination of Islamist extremism over...

Uber Fires Former Google Engineer Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets

Uber said Tuesday that it had fired Anthony Levandowski, a star engineer brought in to lead the company’s self-driving automobile efforts who was accused...

Blizzard Entertainment to Open eSports Arena in Los Angeles on October 7

Blizzard Entertainment, maker of popular esports games including Overwatch, StarCraft and Heroes of the Storm, announced today that it will open a 50,000-square-foot esports...

Amazon Lowers Price of Echo Smart Speaker to $100

Amazon says it is cutting the price of its Echo smart speaker to $100 from $180, , improving the sound quality and upgrading its...

Claude Shannon at 100: The Juggling Father of the Information Age Whose Fingerprints Are...

Twelve years ago, Robert McEliece, a mathematician and engineer at Caltech, won the Claude E. Shannon Award, the highest honor in the field of...

Longtime Uber Executive Ryan Graves to Leave Company in September, But Remain on Board...

The executive exodus continued at Uber on Thursday, with the company’s senior vice president of global operations, Ryan Graves, announcing he will leave the...

WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton to Leave Company

WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton is planning to leave the company he helped create. Acton described his motivation for the move in a Facebook post...

17-Year-Old Tech Phenom Develops App to Help Prevent Police Brutality

And that's not the only app he has in the works. A Bay Area teenager is inventing an app to tackle police brutality. 17-year-old George Hofstetter created...

Marissa Mayer Could Receive $23 Million Severance

Marissa Mayer is about to lose her CEO job, but she's in for a nice consolation prize. Mayer is set to receive a $23 million...

Tom Calderone Leaving Spotify as Head of Video and Podcasting

Tom Calderone is leaving Spotify after a little more than a year overseeing its video and podcasting efforts, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. A spokesman...